Not by accident’: False ‘thug’ narratives have long been used to discredit civil rights movements

Demands for equity and equality are portrayed as threatening and dangerous President Donald Trump has developed a harsh vocabulary list for those involved in the Black Lives Matter protests, calling those in the streets everything from “terrorists” and “anarchists” to “thugs.” Since the protests erupted in the wake of the death of George Floyd on […]

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A summer of digital protest: How 2020 became the summer of activism both online and offline

“I’m not surprised to see young people being more active … they’re used to being heard,” professor Stephen Duncombe said. A pandemic, the death of George Floyd and an upcoming presidential election were just a few of the things that have called Americans to action this year. But while some called 2020 the apocalypse, others […]

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